Liquor Industry News/Links 03-26-18


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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)


This Weeks Highlights:


New Products


Losing the booze: five ways to drink less without missing out

10 best wine and kids food pairings

My Favorite New Gadget Is This Machine That Puts Pictures on Beer



Biodynamic Wine Production Illustrated

The video makes a difficult concept come to life with fun illustrations and easy-to-understand messages, keeping the magic of Biodynamic wine production alive, while eliminating some of the mystery!

40 Wines 
That Changed 
the Way We Drink

Some wines are good, some are bad, and some are significant. Here are 40 that made a difference.


In its report, “America’s Drunkest States,” 24/7 Wall St. has mapped out the rate of adults’ excessive drinking, alcohol-related driving deaths, and general health outcomes in all 50 states—and where some states land may surprise you.


A website that specializes in the sale of Japanese spirits has added a new service offering to deliver Japanese wines to anywhere in the world.

2017 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Trends for the United States

Wine Tasting Engages Your Brain More Than Any Other Behavior, Says Neuroscientist

It’s all about how we create the flavors.

Glasses lined-up and filled with wine for wine tasting at winery, Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina.

How to order wine: a blagger’s guide to restaurant etiquette

There’s something very assuring about walking into a bar and knowing exactly what you’re going to order.

Forget taste and smell. Sound is the new way to sell wine to millennials

Podcasts are hot. Around 70 million Americans listen regularly to them

A to Z Wineworks keeps spot among nation’s hottest wine brands

A to Z volume reached an estimated 285,000 cases in 2017, up 12.8 percent from 2016. That followed on double-digit increases the previous two years.

New Roscato Wines

Palm Bay International has introduced two new red blend offerings under its Roscato brand. Both new entries—Roscato Dark and Roscato Smooth—are a blend of native Trentino red varieties and retail at $13 a 750-ml. Roscato’s new expressions mark the first still wines in the brand portfolio, and will be in national distribution by April 1. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Roscato has more than doubled in size in the U.S. since 2014, reaching 750,000 cases last year.

New Fetzer

Fetzer Vineyards is launching Flatbed Red—a new red blend—to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. The 13.9%-abv wine features a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Teroldego and is aged for eight months in both French and American oak. Flatbed Red is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $13 a 750-ml.


U.S. is 4th WORST in organic vineyards among major global wine grape growers


Why the liquor industry wants to get self-driving cars on the road

Automakers and tech firms have long been the ones hustling to get self-driving cars on the street. But they’ve lately been joined by a surprise ally: America’s alcohol industry.

10 best wine and kids food pairings

Grab a glass and get ready to raid your kid’s snack stash!

Malfy Gin launches orange-flavored expression

Italian gin brand Malfy has added a new expression to its range – Malfy Gin Con Arancia, which is distilled with Sicilian blood oranges.

More Winemakers Turn to Aluminium Closures

New research shows the global wine market shifting towards aluminium closures Aluminium closures now account for just under 30% of the total global bottled still wine market, according to research recently conducted by Euromonitor.

What’s your favorite wine? It depends on the season

Working as a wine professional, I’ve been asked many interesting questions, but by far the most difficult is, “What is YOUR favorite wine?”

Is it detrimental to a wine to filter sediment through a coffee filter into a carafe?

With the exception of some unfiltered wines, sediment typically doesn’t appear until a wine is about 10 years old

7 Deadly Sins of Wine and Food Pairing

The 7 Worst Wine and Food Pairings

What is a Teinturier Grape?

A teinturier grape is a red wine grape with dark skins and flesh. In contrast, regular red wine grapes have dark skins, but clear flesh. Fittingly, the word “teinturier” comes from the French “to dye or stain.”

Can Science Make Alcohol Safer?

The scion of an Indian pharmaceutical giant spent $35 million to make your martini more liver-friendly. But regulators aren’t raising their glasses just yet.

Apothic Wine Launches New Red Wine Infused With Cold Brew Coffee

A wine brand known for challenging convention through its innovative blends, Apothic has created a one-of-a-kind wine infused with cold brew coffee labeled Apothic Brew that will hit shelves nationwide on April 1st.

Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles

The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published Wednesday.


The conversation around wine education has focused on different types of consumer for a long time – how best to market those who don’t give a fig about where the wine comes from and only about how it tastes as opposed to wine geeks who want to know everything possible about terroir and winemaking.

Self-serve dispensing technology encourages exploration in alcoholic drinks – but could also challenge brand loyalty

With self-serve dispensing technology gaining momentum in the market, it is becoming easier for consumers to explore new types of drinks. This presents drinks manufacturers with new opportunities – but could also challenge brand loyalty, says GlobalData.


Robust Sales for Premium, Small-Production Wines Latest Wine Industry Metrics

Report finds smaller wineries enjoying strong sales

Should wine be savored or guzzled? For true pleasure, mindset matters

Wine is at its best and most powerful when it is paired with food in an extended dining experience.

How a soak in a tub of wine remedied my crushing stress and anxiety

’m probably not the only one who has said they could dive headfirst into vat of wine after a long day of meetings, looming deadlines, and tube delays.

Excellent Hospitality Shows Direct Impact on Wine Sales

“Staff Training: Your Best Investment”

Why Some Champagne Producers are Going Organic and Biodynamic

Farming biodynamically and organically in Champagne has traditionally been seen as risky business, but a growing movement is challenging that assumption–sdcXx6wH7pY5D6mhwiZ01FZQ8C0VL6RLchSHABtnCaN3vDnutBIFls_48IBbJ0fsDGOKcGs7gSM9V8OH7bqFMw7Q5f8DKcg2L1ht-_dQPcNRO_2Q&_hsmi=61407424

A Backstreet Boys Tequila Business Is In The Works

Apparently, “The Boys” performed at Moon Palace, a luxury resort in Cancun, and spoke with Tasting Table about their interest in tequila (but honestly, who isn’t interested in tequila?

Massive Côte du Rhône fine-wine fraud uncovered by French police

Some 66.5 million bottles of wine, the equivalent of 13 Olympic sized swimming pools full of plonk, was falsely sold as high quality Côtes-du-Rhône wine, French officials have revealed.

Losing the booze: five ways to drink less without missing out

Cutting down doesn’t have to be a chore. Try these simple tricks to cut alcohol consumption while maximizing your pleasure

Second Labels and parallel brands

Now enter a new category of “second” wine: the Parallel brand, supported by Ramey and other top-rate wineries. This is a relatively new phenomenon that allows wineries that specialize in some wines to delve into other things without competing with themselves.

Embracing Old Oak Barrels

Some winemakers are using 100-year-old barrels, disproving the premise that they must be discarded after five years

Understanding Barbera d’Asti vineyards

The Barbera d’Asti production zone stretches from the town of Asti, to Alessandria and Cuneo. It is produced in 167 towns in the south of Piedmont, and mainly in the Asti area (116 small towns in the Asti zone and 51 in the Alessandria one).

What to do if your wine cork breaks or crumbles
We’ve all been there – a cork has started to crumble away in your bottle of wine. But what should you do next, and can you drink the wine?

My Favorite New Gadget Is This Machine That Puts Pictures on Beer

Beer Ripples, “a hospitality device that can produce any image or message”


The 2017 Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies list is led by D.G. Yuengling & Son, Boston Beer Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, and Duvel Moortgat (which owns Ommegang, Firestone Walker, and Boulevard Brewing).


Pairing burgers with wine surpasses high-low gimmickry. The humble patty is currently in its prime (pun absolutely intended), as chefs elevate black-bean burgers, bacon-topped behemoths, and everything in between with carefully chosen ingredients and housemade condiments.


Pulque is produced from the sap of the maguey plant, or agave, which makes it a relative (a very, very ancient relative) of mezcal and tequila. However, pulque is created through fermentation, rather than distillation, a process that begins as soon as the plant is cut into and one which will continue even as you drink it.

To drink better wine, raise your price level

If you want to improve your wine picks, then get into a wine shop or a liquor store, big box store that has a big selection. And yes, you’re going to pay more for better wine.


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